Book review by
Liz Perle, Common Sense Media
Dog Book Poster Image
Pat the puppies, make them move, love them all.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a wonderful book for any dog lover. It's also a great vocabulary builder and perfect for early readers. It should be noted that one of the interactive tabs lifts a dog's leg, and there's a photograph of one dog crouched in a pre-poop stance. While the pull tabs are sturdy, a 2-year-old could still pull them off.

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  • Kids say
Adult Written byGamer4056 October 23, 2018
Parent of a 2 and 4-year-old Written byHolly M April 9, 2010
Both kids love dogs and love this book!
Kid, 8 years old January 25, 2010

I love it!

I used to own a copy of this book. Enjoyable. I loved it.

What's the story?

This is more of a reference work than a story. Individual dogs are pictured doing very doggie things.

Is it any good?

This is an adorable photographic board book for kids of all ages. The soft ears, shaggy fur, and pull tabs that make legs move will inspire kids to match words with the photographs of the different kinds of dogs.


Early counting, basic adjectives, and simple adverbs will help the earliest readers master both words and dog breeds. This is an excellent book to put on the floor with your youngest children and watch them entertain themselves -- even without understanding the words.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about different kinds of dogs. Which kind is your favorite? Why? What are some of the day-to-day tasks involved in taking care of a dog? What does it take to keep your dog safe, happy, and healthy?

Book details

For kids who love dogs

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